Archive: UFC 152

Sep 24, 2012 10:44 am

After UFC 152 Scare, Jones Admits He Needs To Embrace Jiu Jitsu | UFC NEWS

“I would rate the performance, I think it was a good performance, but there was definitely a lot of room to improve. Vitor had me second-guessing myself. I’ve just got to get more comfortable in the Octagon. I work so hard on my wrestling and so hard on my standup. I definitely need to embrace...

Sep 24, 2012 10:39 am

Belfort Admits He Eased Up On Armbar After Feeling It Pop | UFC NEWS

“I’ve always had great respect for Jon Jones and know he is a great champion. When I felt his arm snap, I decreased the pressure, and he got out. Simple as that. During the bout, he managed to work his elbows well (from the top), but I was never afraid. But he was very good...


Sep 23, 2012 11:37 am

Podcast: #7 BJPenn.com Radio| Tyson Nam, Pat Healy and Josh Thomson

Tonight, the boys are back in town for another exhilarating episode of BJPenn.com Radio fresh off the heels of an action packed UFC 152 from Toronto. As usual the show is jam-packed with exciting guests in the MMA community including bantamweight prospect Tyson Nam, #1 contender to the Strikeforce lightweight title Pat Healy and former...

Sep 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Demetrious Johnson crowned first ever UFC Flyweight champion | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis Today UFC fans saw history unfold as Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez in the co-main event of UFC 152 to become the first ever UFC Flyweight champion by way of split decision. Dana White spoke after the fight saying that “Mighty Mouse looked amazing!” 26 year old Demetrious Johnson defeated Ian McCall...

Sep 22, 2012 10:57 am

UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort Results & Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

Featuring two title fights, this evenings UFC 152 event is set to go down from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the main event Jon Jones will attempt to defend his title against the always tough, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event the first ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned when Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 21, 2012 8:53 am

UFC 152 Main Card Predictions

  The last time the UFC held an event was August 11th when they presented UFC 150: Edgar vs. Henderson II. That is an awfully long time considering how active the organization has been over the past two years or so. It’ll be almost 50 days between shows once UFC 152 rolls around this Saturday...

Sep 21, 2012 7:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Q & A with Charles Oliveira

  At just 22-years-old Charles Oliveira is one of the youngest fighters in the UFC. He made his debut for the organization just two months shy of his 20th birthday when he defeated Darren Elkins via armbar just 41 seconds into the first round in August of 2010. He also took home the submission of...

Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am

Who's on the Hot Seat: UFC 152 Edition

  The Hot Seat is back after being forced to the sidelines because of the cancelation of UFC 151. This time we will focus on UFC 152 and which fighters are dangerously close to losing their job should they come up short on Saturday night. Toronto is certainly in for some great fights and will...

Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Jake Rosholt Ready to Face Anthony Johnson

  Jake Rosholt is a three-time NCAA National Champion as well as a 4-time All-American. He is also a member of Team Takedown, a camp that consists of Jake, his younger brother Jared, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller. Not coincidentally all of these fighters also attended Oklahoma State University. Rosholt had a brief run in...

Sep 19, 2012 6:54 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez on Thrift Stores, Being a Champion and Mighty Mouse

  This is the second part of our feature interview with UFC Flyweight Contender Joseph Benavidez. To Check out part one click here. Flyweight is definitely the ideal weight for the 28-year-old Benavidez. Standing just 5’4” tall he was predominately the smaller fighter every time he competed as a bantamweight. The fact that his only...

Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am

Frank Mir Injured: Out of His Bout with Daniel Cormier

  And the hits just keep on coming! It has been a real rough month for UFC President Dana White as well as for the fans. For the third time in less than four weeks a main event has lost one of its participants. MMA Junkie broke word last night that Frank Mir’s Strikeforce debut...

Sep 18, 2012 8:03 am

Podcast: Listen to Sunday's Edition of BJPenn.Com Radio with Matt Brown, Joey Beltran and Jake Rosholt

This past Sunday on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick were joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned...

Sep 17, 2012 9:34 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez Interview Part One

Joseph Benavidez is nothing if not persistent. The story of how he drove around looking for Urijah Faber’s gym while on vacation in California is well documented. Thankfully for him as well as the fans his persistence paid off and the two hooked up and have forged a strong bond and working relationship. Faber and...

Sep 16, 2012 8:31 am

PODCAST: #6 BJPenn.Com Radio: Joey Beltran, Jake Rosholt & Matt Brown

Tonight on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned to...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Bisping Goes After Team Alpha Male | UFC NEWS

As we all have learned over the past several years, British middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping rarely has a filter. As such, while in attendance at the UFC 152 pre-fight press-conference, “The Count” told onlookers that he felt his fight with Brain Stann should be placed higher than the flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 15, 2012 10:05 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort's Last Week Of Intense Blackzilian Training | UFC NEWS

Vitor Belfort is in his final week of intense training at Blackzilians HQ in South Florida. To him, his upcoming fight with Jon Jones is a fight of old school vs new school, yet he’s ready for this new breed of UFC fighters. “You know, it’s this: I come from back in the old school,...

Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am

Vitor Belfort: "Chael Sonnen is a clown and is giving up on his weight class." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It is no secret that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has made more than a few Brazilian enemies over the past couple of years. Chael has verbally insulted the country of Brazil on many occasions, which has resulted in Brazilians around the world sharing a common disdain for the “Gangster from Westlin.” It should come...

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 11, 2012 8:24 pm

Matyushenko out, Hollett back in against Hamill at UFC 152 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC 152 bout with Matt Hamill (10-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) due to an injury. UFC officials stated that Matyushenko tore his Achille’s tendon and was obviously unable to perform. Hamill was originally slated to face UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....